Adverse possession

The House Judiciary Committee heard SB 121, sponsored by Rep. Steuerwald, on adverse possession. The bill permits an entity exempt from federal income taxation under Section 501 of the Internal Revenue Code from the payment of taxation to claim property by adverse … [Read more...]

Notaries public and trademarks

The House Judiciary Committee heard SB 539, sponsored by Rep. Carbaugh and Rep. Steuerwald, and authored by Sen. Bray, on notaries public and trademarks. The bill provides for registration of a trademark electronically, describes permitted notarial actions and seal … [Read more...]

Tax sales

The Senate Local Government Committee heard SB 1536, sponsored by Sen. Grooms, on tax sales. The bill specifies deadlines related to acquiring a tax deed for real property if a county assigns a certificate of sale for the real property to a political subdivision and … [Read more...]

Real property improvement contracts

The Senate Civil Law Committee heard Sen. Head’s SB 353 on real property improvement contracts. The bill amends the statute concerning home improvement contracts to do the following: expand the scope of the statute to cover improvements made to commercial real … [Read more...]

Use of firearms to secure loans

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard Sen. Tomes, Sen. Alting, and Sen. Niemeyer’s SB 13 on use of firearms to secure loans.  The bill repeals the statute prohibiting the use of a firearm as a security. The Indiana Pawnbrokers Association testified in support of the … [Read more...]

Tax sales

The House Local Government Committee heard Rep. Engleman and Rep Miller’s HB 1536 on tax sales. This bill specifies deadlines related to acquiring a tax deed for real property if a county assigns a certificate of sale for the real property to a political subdivision. It … [Read more...]

Notaries public and trademarks

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard Sen. Bray’s and Sen. Brown’s SB 539 on notaries public and trademarks. The bill provides that: a person who wishes to register a trademark must file an electronic application for the registration of the trademark allows the … [Read more...]

Leases and sales of real property.

The Senate Civil Law Committee heard Sen. Holdman’s SB 558 on leases and sales of real property. This bill amends the statute concerning landlord and tenant relations to provide that a unit may not regulate rental rates for privately owned real property, through a … [Read more...]